Coalition bombs Kadhafi bastion in south: govt

21st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The coalition headed by the United States, Britain and France on Monday bombarded the southern town of Sebha, bastion of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's Guededfa tribe, a government spokesman said.

"Since Saturday, the enemy coalition has launched air raids and missile attacks on Tripoli, Zuwarah, Misrata, Sirte and Sebha, especially targeting airports," Mussa Ibrahim told a news conference in the capital.

"Yes, Sebha was attacked today," he said in response to a question about when the town 750 kilometres (460 miles) south of Tripoli came under fire.

He said the coalition also attacked "a little fishing port" 27 kilometres west of Tripoli on Monday.

Ibrahim said Monday's attacks caused "numerous" civilian victims, especially at the "civilian airport" in Sirte, Kadhafi's native town 360 kilometres east of the capital.

© 2011 AFP

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